GEARBOX, CLUTCH & BRAKES

On a green theme

All of us should do whatever we can to help the environment on a daily basis and, to this end, I am proud to say that Worcester’s Mobile Mechanic is the only independent garage in this area, that has a brake lathe.   This tool actually saves...

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Brake bodge puts lives at risk

              These brake pipes are on an 06 plate Ford Mondeo presented for an MOT test.   Quite rightly, the vehicle failed as the brake pipes were excessively corroded. In fact, the corrosion was that excessive they were...

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So it wasn’t the clutch

At Worcester’s Mobile Mechanic we have many regular customers so when we were called by a van owner who complained that the clutch we fitted nine months ago to his Connect van had failed, we were slightly taken aback. The transit was recovered to...

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The mystery of modern cars

Modern motor cars never cease to amaze me. This Vauxhall Zafira diesel came in for a clutch job and the customer asked if we could look at his starter motor at the same time as it was “playing up”. This was an understatement –...

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Automatic response

Some garages will not carry out work on automatic gearboxes but at Worcester’s Mobile Mechanic we will always go the extra mile to assist our customers with all their vehicle problems. This vehicle, an automatic Subaru, was having...

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Amazed at our gearbox solution

How people can drive their vehicles to the brink of destruction is beyond my comprehension! This vehicle, a Fiat, came in to our workshop with a noise when engaging gear and a lack of power. Basically, the engine revs increased but the car did...

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Diff-icult to diagnose

An irritating noise at the rear of the vehicle can sometimes be DIFF-icult to diagnose but in this instance, it was pretty straightforward. There was no play in the wheel bearings but when examining the prop-shaft we found there was a lot of...

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Hitting the floor

A Ford Ranger was presented for its annual MoT inspection and failed as the brake pedal sank. If you held your foot on the pedal it actually hit the floor of the vehicle! The customer was quite indignant and stated: “This is normal for this type...

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